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Why More and More People Are Going Solar

More People Are Going Solar ... why?

Just a couple of decades ago, the idea that you could have solar panels installed on or near your home would have sounded like some kind of space aged nonsense that nobody would have believed. In spite of this, here we are just 20 years down the line and there are literally thousands of American citizens who have decided that solar power is the right option for them and they are having these panels installed at quite a speed.

The energy industry and experts within it such as Luis Manuel Ramirez have been trying for years to get people to wake up to benefits of solar and finally people are paying attention. So what is it that has sparked such a rise in solar panels, and why are more and more people choosing solar power as an option.

Saving On The Bills

One of the chief reasons why so many people are opting for solar power is that it can help to save a great deal of money on their electricity bills. Solar power is completely free, aside of course from the cost and installation of the panels, and it will always be free. For this reason, the average saving for a US citizen over the course of a 20 year period is around the $20,000 mark.

Cheaper

As with anything, the more demand that there is for a certain product, the more that the prices come tumbling down and that is exactly what is happening in the world of solar power. The costs of the panels and the installation itself has dropped by almost 30% in the last 5 years alone and this has inspired more and more people to have them installed in their home.

Added Value

Solar power does not just help in saving you money on your electricity bills, it can also help you to make even more money on the sale of your home. Industry experts suggest that solar panels in the home can add as much as 2% extra on to the existing value of your home, this will far outweigh the cost of having the panels installed in the first place and it can help to make your home more desirable as well as more valuable.

Environmental Friendliness

Whilst we may not all be eco-warriors quite yet, the world is most definitely far more aware of the damage that is being done to the planet through the actions of humans. This is another reason why so many people have decided to have solar panels installed so that they can use the natural energy that exists. Solar power significantly reduces the reliance on electricity from the national grid and the more people who decide to have this type of energy installed in their homes, the less pressure we are putting on the environment on the whole.

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